Class theme/topics discussed:

How did you pick this theme or topic?
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Board game – see the attachment.

How did students react?
They enjoyed the class, though for some of them the task turned out to be challenging.
Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
The game – ПОЭТИКУС
Please attach a copy.
IGRA poeticus1
IGRA poeticus2
IGRA poeticus3
IGRA poeticus4

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Students always enjoy any game-related activities, and this one encourages creativity in the target language and enhances active vocabulary.

Advanced Russian
Lesson 8
February 10, 2011

1. News of the day.

2. Game:
See file Poeticus. (The file contains: fields, “pieces”, and detailed instructions)

BEFORE THE GAME: introduce the game. Discuss – what makes good poetry? Vocabulary:

Рифма/ рифмоваться
Стих vs стихотворение

Students create their own poems (working with a dictionary) and then introduce them to class + give a translation.